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Which is the BEST cooler for i7 3770K & V Formula

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by michael, May 25, 2013.

  1. michael

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    Hey guys,
    I have purchased i7 3770k and Asus Maximus V Formula. I just need to buy the best Cooling system for this. My Cabinets is Antec Lan Boy Air and Memory is Gskill 16GB 1600Mhz RAM


    Now please suggest me which provides the best cooling among these Coolers even after overclocking:-

    1.Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO Cooler
    2.Cooler Master Hyper 412 Slim Cooler
    3.Cooler Master TPC 812 Cooler
    4.Corsair H80 Cooler
    5.Corsair H80i Cooler
    6.Corsair H100i Cooler

    Please advice.:respect:
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    of that list, for me, TPC812 is best.

    Which is odd, because you'd think the H100i and other AIO watercoolers would be better than this coolermaster...but they aren't with my chips.


    I did test on multiple sockets and with multiple chips, too. The TPC812 is just a great cooler for me.
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    Ohh Thats great even I felt 812 would be better, but as shown in your System spec, you are using H100 right?

    And what about Corsair H80i Cooler? Is it not better than 812 ?
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Oh, that list is outdated. As the board reviewer here for TPU, my rigs change very often. The H100 IS in my personal rig, but I use the TPC812 in my review rig. You can see it pictured in most of my recent reviews, boards and memory alike.
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    And what about Corsair H80i Cooler? Is it not better than 812 ? How much can I overclock my i7 3770k with 16GB 1600MHz RAM with more than noticeable performance for longer period ?
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    He said the 812 is better then all of the coolers you listed. So...............obviously its better then the H80i.
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    i have the tpc812 and even when my rooms burning up, my 2600k doesnt go over 62c, way better than my old antec 620
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Even if it was better, personally, after the interaction with Corsair I had this week about a cooler problem I had, I won't suggest ANYONE buys their coolers. The support I received this week completely sucked, my issue wasn't addressed, and they told me to basically use a razor to CUT the cooler off of my board.

    They also didn't offer to ship me a replacement, or offer for me to purchase a replacement.

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    That sort of customer service is a plague in the industry, and I think the Corsair staff I spoke to needs to re-attend some customer service training, if not find a new job.


    What I had to do to get the cooler off:

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    Is this something you really want to buy? If you have to do that to get a cooler off? And risk damaging a board?
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    MxPhenom 216 Corsair Fanboy

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    Jesus H Fack!
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    Dave, what happened there?
    Did the bolts twist by themselves in the socket or did you place them in there with the narrow sides of the bolt locking in the back plate rather than the broader sides.
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    It is likely I over-torqued the three screws from above(I attached cooler using a screwdriver, not fingers). But just barely. The metal "divots" that accept the screws twisted in place when attempting to remove the screws that hold the cooler to the backpalte.

    Yes, likely my fault in some way, but only due to design. I had mounted this cooler many many times on test rigs, so it's possible that the plastic was also not up to multiple installations, which is understandable, but it's not really likely this is 100% user error.

    Anyway, the rep basically placed all blame on myself, and didn't offer any remedy of any sort. I expected them to at the least, offer to send a replacement back-plate, although I did mention I have others. Regardless of my personal situation, this cooler on it's own is now useless. He WAS also aware that this was review-rig hardware.



    Thanks for the support, Corsair. Thank god I have other coolers, or several important reviews that are coming would have no way of being done.


    :shadedshu


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    I linked this thread on Corsair's FB page :p im sure someone will read it before it gets deleted.
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Meh, I was going to use Corsair coolers as the base for my review rig, but clearly that's not possible, so that's all I care about. I am working now for reviews in a couple of weeks, and have no time to wait for them to pull their pants up, and I'll continue to use the Coolermaster TPC812.

    So thanks, but...LOL.:nutkick:
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    i just want other users to know about their CS :p
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    The issue isn't really with their customer service, per se. I actually think it's some of the best in the industry, honestly.


    However, Corsair doesn't have a developed routine for how to deal with this problem. The rep told me so. They simply need to make one, and the problem is solved. It's actually a very minor issue, don't get me wrong.


    Asetek, as it shows in my pictures purposefully, makes that backplate for Corsair. So it's not a design issue by Corsair. That's Asetek's fault. The agent also did seem to know what caused the problem, so that shows that their validation testing works, or they are smart enough to figure out of these basic things.

    So, for me, this backplate needs to leave the market. It doesn't have a high enough standard of quality to have Corsair's name on it. I am very gentle with my hardware, because of how I do things for reviews. I personally shouldn't run into issues like this.
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    THIS. if they put their name on it, its their responsibility to deal with w/e issues come up, not act ignorant like the CS rep did......
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    I don't think he was ignorant. He just didn't have any easy answer. He told me I should cut around the metal divots with a razor so I could grip them with a pair of pliers. I just cut it off instead since it was faster. The back plate wouldn't be of much use to me anyway.
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    Hi cadaveca and others,
    Excuse me please that I really don't understand here that with which Cooler cadaveca has faced the problem? (Is it H80i?):confused:

    And should I go ahead and buy Cooler master TPC 812 Cooler ?:confused:
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    yes buy the tpc 812

    prefab water cooling kits are generally not worth the money. they stay cool at first, but soon the coolant starts to heat up.
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    By the what is the acceptable or ideal temp after installing Cooler?

    Please tell me the temp in number that my i7 3700k with V Fromula with 16GB Gskill RAM should not cross after installing TPC 812 Cooler?

    IMP--->>> Also tell me how much Can I overclock with my above mention specs , Intel i7 3770k has 3.5GHz native speed.:confused::confused:
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    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    i have a hyper 212EVo and my cpu doesnt go past 15C above ambient.
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    3rd Generation COre I7 CPUs tend to have quite varied temperatures. What others get may be 10000x different than what you get.


    My 3770K that I used in my test rig hit <80C under high load, 65C during gaming, using that TPC812 wit ha single fan, and the board's BIOS controlling fan speed. I could get slightly lower temperatures by letting it run full speed. I ran it @ 4.6 GHz wit h4x4 GB 2666 MHz ram, CPU with 1.2-1.25V, depending on the board it was installed into

    The cooler that backplate come from was a Corsair H90. The H80I and H100i use a different type of backplate, so should not have this problem, actually. Do also keep in mind that was after many many different installs. How I use my hardware is very much atypical.
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    ohh its really confusing xxdozer322 is telling 62C and you are telling 15C ?
    What is ideal temp though for normal use?
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    He said its 15C above ambient. The EVO is the best bang for buck but not the best. Ideal temp is anything below 75c. My 3770K @4.3 runs about 67c when gaming and 77c with prime95 with a Corsair H100. with the 212 EVO it ran about 5c hotter
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    de.das.dude Pro Indian Modder

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    i said 15C over ambient.

    room temps here is around 30C. mine never crosses 45C at full load.

    idles at room temp with cool and quiet on.
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